Prof. Aaron Ciechanover Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
28 April, 2008
Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry, Research Prof. Aaron Ciechanover of the Technion’s Rappaport
Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute, is one of the new members of the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences. The Academy is one of the oldest and most distinguished associations in the US
(it was founded in 1780) and one of the largest independent research centers in that country.
Among the new members announced by the Academy are scientists, artists and those in the humanities,
as well as other fields. We are talking about 190 new members and 22 honorary foreign members who
are leaders in their fields, among them Nobel Prize laureates as well as winners of other distinguished
prizes – Pulitzer, Pritzker, Academy Award and Gramies, as well a honorary doctorates from the
Kennedy Center. The new foreign members hail from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Canada,
Mexico and Israel.
The 212 new members – academics, scientists, artists, civic leaders, businessman and philanthropists –
come from 20 states and 15 countries. They range in age from 37 to 86. The new members represent
more than 50 universities and more than 10 organizations including museums, national laboratories,
private research institutes, foundations and the communication media.
Prof. Ciechanover is the 2003 Israel Prize winner in biology research and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2004.